review, pics & swatches: chanel vitalumière aqua cream compact makeup in #50 beige

chanel vitalumiere aqua cream compact (BA50)
chanel vitalumiere aqua compact

If you’ve read my post on the liquid version of this foundation, you’ll know I’m a fan. A couple of years ago, I was travelling a fair bit for work so I wanted a purse friendly version. A quick trip to Myer and I walked away with this baby. I’m nearing the end of the compact so this one is from the stash.

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review, pics & swatches: chanel vitalumière aqua cream compact makeup in #50 beige

today’s face: la dolce vita

 

la dolce vita
la dolce vita

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today’s face: la dolce vita

colour me purple

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Mademoiselle B is a creature of habit. She finds something she likes and she sticks with it. This applies in general life but also to her skin care and makeup routines. That’s a pretty good formula for making sure things go as planned. I’m all for it, especially given I’ve just found a solution to my winter skin troublesHabit does have its drawbacks. It stifles creativity, novelty and the opportunity to learn from mistakes.

B is classically elegant – her petite frame is usually dressed in sombre colours with minimalist silhouettes; her sleek dark hair worn loose and her neutral makeup clean and simple. It is a look that many work hard to perfect to look natural. For B though, it is effortless because it is synonymous with her personal style – clutter free and classic.

A departure from the norm is what we went for with this look. B has the beautiful Bobbi Brown Peony & Python Palette which has gorgeous Lavender and Plum Orchid shades, neither of which B has used.
Seeing as every woman and her cat is into radiant orchid – the colour of the year according to the global authority on colour, Pantone (roll your eyes now) – this was a good excuse to wipe away the dust and get some colour going on. You know, just for a change!

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colour me purple

review, pics & swatches: le blush crème de chanel – 62 présage

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Most warm-toned girls probably have the same affliction I do – a weakness for a good coral blush. I imagine it probably appeals to most girls in general. But for me, coral is a colour that doesn’t judge, nor compete with the rest of my makeup. It looks fresh when I want to look fresh, and it can perfectly complement a summer tan.

I gravitated towards Chanel’s Présage primarily for the colour. In pan, it looks like a lovely deep melon – I was sold! Well, I suppose it helps that it is Chanel which hasn’t let me down before.

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review, pics & swatches: le blush crème de chanel – 62 présage